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‘Some say yes, others say no’: Nicaragua a country divided

Forty years after Nicaragua’s revolution, the country’s revolutionaries and their supporters find themselves divided — between those who support Daniel Ortega’s government and those who oppose it. Photo: Lois Ross What is behind the political differences among Sandinistas, members of the political group that led the...

The Nica Exodus to Costa Rica

Since Daniel Ortega unleashed a brutal repression against the demonstrations demanding the end of his term, after eleven years of authoritarian rule, more than 30,000 Nicaraguans have fled the country to go to Costa Rica, confirmed immigration authorities in that neighboring country. Many of them...

The Contrast of Two Of Nicaragua’s Most Prominent Ladies: Violeta and Rosario

Doña Violeta Chamorro is the antonym to Rosario Murillo. Doña Violeta worked to reconcile the country, worked for the peace of her people; Rosario, however, encourages war between the people. Violeta Chamorro (left) and Rosario Murillo (right) One was president. Chamorro fought along side Daniel Ortega...

How Nicaragua’s good guys turned bad

New Internationalist (August 2018) – It hurts to breathe, please don’t let me fall asleep. If I sleep I won’t be able to wake up again.’ These were the last words of 15-year old Álvaro Conrado, the first victim of a bullet in Nicaragua’s...

Ortega prescribes “road of hell” to the people who rose against him

President Daniel Ortega accused the Nicaraguan opposition of trying to destroy the country’s economy with the protests against his government, which began on April 18 and have been repressed by his government, leaving more than 300 deaths confirmed by national and international organizations. A man...

Venezuelan oil fueled the rise and fall of Nicaragua’s Ortega regime

The downfall of Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega has been dizzyingly fast. In January 2018, he had the highest approval rating of any Central American president, at 54 percent. Today, Nicaraguans are calling for Ortega’s resignation. Chávez greets Ortega during a welcoming ceremony in Caracas. Reuters/Carlos...

Parents take children out of school in Los Chiles for fear that the Sandinista Army will recruit them

In Los Chiles, in the northern part of Costa Rica bordering with Nicaragua, parents are pulling children from school in fear that at any moment a Nicaraguan Sandinista military patrol will intercept their children and take them away to force them into military service. The...

Sunday Clashes in Catarina and Niquinohomo, Masaya, Leave Several Wounded

Sunday night's attack on protesters in Catarina and Niquinohomo, after a day sit-in in Monimbó, Masaya, left several wounded. In Facebook Live broadcasts by several different witnesses to the events, protesters denounced the Sandinistas for allegedly attacking them with homemade mortars. The confrontation occurred at the...

On This Day: Reagan Announces Nicaragua Trade Embargo

On this day, on May 1, 1985, President Ronald Reagan banned trade with Nicaragua to try to undermine the Sandinista government which came to power in 1979. The embargo both forbade American products from entering Nicaragua (with exceptions for medicine and other humanitarian goods) and...

Ortega Government Accepts Dialogue Call After Protests

The government of Daniel Ortega, through its spokesperson, Vice-president and First Lady, Rosario Murillo, on Friday accepted a call for dialogue by the private sector to discuss a new set of social security measures, which have led to widespread protests and violence in the...

Daughter of the Nicaragua Revolution – Archive, 1984

“Choose between me and the Revolution,” said Magda Enriquez’s husband when he discovered his wife had been working secretly for the Sandinistas in Somoza’s Nicaragua. “Of course, the choice had already been made,” says Magda Enriquez matter of factly. Magda Enriquez. Photograph: Garry Weaser for...

Lawrence Pezzullo, Who Brokered End Nicaragua’s Somoza Regime, Dies at 91

Lawrence Pezzullo, an American diplomat who brokered the 1979 resignation of Nicaraguan strongman Anastasio Somoza Debayle, whose family had ruled the country for more than four decades, died July 26 at his home in Baltimore. He was 91. The cause was heart ailments, said a...

Nicaragua Launches Hugo Chavez College Program

Hugo Chavez Plaza in Managua, Nicaragua honoring the late Venezuelan leader. (United Socialist Party of Venezuela). Nicaragua’s ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front, FSLN, is launching a new program at the country’s National Autonomous University dedicated to former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. The program, named after the...

Nicaragua Supports Palestine Resistance Amid Israel Colonization

Palestinian residents in Nicaragua and pro-Palestinian activists protest Israeli occupation. | Photo: Reuters TODAY NICARAGUA (Telesur) Since taking office in 2007, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has been a staunch defender of Palestine and a critic of Israeli human rights abuses. As Israel continues to illegally expand...

Daniel Ortega Named FSLN Presidential Candidate In November Elections

  Nicaragua president Daniel Ortega. File photo TODAY NICARAGUA – During the sixth Congreso Sandinista Nacional “Comandante Tomás Borge Martínez”, Daniel Ortega was proclaimed as candidate for the Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN)to the general elections of  November 6. The congress, composed of 1910 FSLN recognized...

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